Connection
Connecting with our members and our communities.
1st Annual Sporting
Clay Shoot | October 22
Hurry, Last Chance - Register Before Thursday!

Location: Wern Valley Sportsmen’s Club
S36 W29657 Wern Way, Waukesha

9:00 a.m. - Registration
9:45 a.m. - Shotgun Start
Optional Flurry Round and Lunch to follow

Individual Registration $75
Team Registration (up to 5 people) $325

Gun Raffle & 50/50 Raffle by the Building Trades Foundation
Annual Member Meeting | October 29
Join us at the Silver Spring Golf Club and be a part of the action as we elect and announce the 2021 MBA Board of Directors and Associate Advisory Board. Enjoy dinner and a presentation from Robert Procter of Axley Brynelson and hear the latest updates from the MBA and WBA, including awards!

RSVP by October 20 - and contact Toby if you're interested in sponsorship opportunities!
Installation of Officers Dinner | December 1
Save the Date! More information coming soon. Electronic ballots will be sent to company primary contacts today. If you did not receive an electronic ballot and are the primary contact for your membership, please reach out to Taylor
Tickets & Sponsorships
Abe Degnan (MABA) along with the rest of the 2021 Executive Committee is set to be installed January 22, 2021 at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities for the event are available for sale.
2021 Parade of Homes - Site Selections
The MBA is proud to announce the selection of the 2021 Parade of Homes sites!


The 2021 Parade of Homes is scheduled for August 14 - September 6, 2021. Lots are still available, so contact developers today to secure your spot at the Parade!
Booth Applications for the 2021 Home Building & Remodeling Show
MBA is accepting Booth Applications for the 2021 Home Building & Remodeling Show, scheduled for January 15-17 at Wisconsin State Fair Park. Booth selections will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Pam with questions.
Update on 2021 Membership Dues
The Wisconsin Builders Association approved a $15/member annual dues increase at their board meeting on Thursday, October 1, 2020. The MBA Board of Directors and Associate Advisory Board approved passing along that $15 dues increase beginning January 1, 2021. Builder dues will be $945; Associate dues will be $660. This notice serves as the bylaws requirement of notifying members 60 days in advance.
Member Savings Opportunities
Tax Services
The Tax Advisory Network CEO, Holly Hoffman, is a former WI Dept. of Revenue auditor and a contractor sales tax expert. WBA members receive 50% off a Sales Tax Compliance Assessment (mini audit to identify refunds and liabilities) and 20% discount on consulting services.
NAHB Member Deals
Don’t forget to take advantage of of all the savings available to you through the NAHB Member Advantage Program.
Small Business Growth Partners
The WBA is proud to share an alliance with Small Business Growth Partners, a Milwaukee-based national business coaching and consulting company. Members receive free business assessment services annually (a $2,200 value), and the opportunity to partner with this exclusive firm that does not offer services to the general public.
Advocacy
Speaking up and out on behalf of the home construction industry.
Lumber News & Resources
Raise Your Voice on Rising Lumber Prices
The NAHB is seeking action from President Trump and the administration in regards to soaring lumber prices and supply shortages.

Help amplify our voice by registering for BuilderLink to reach out to elected officials and let them know lumber means business.
Lumber Resource Hub Available

NAHB is working tirelessly to address soaring lumber prices and supply shortages in our industry. The lumber prices resources hub on nahb.org has the latest news related to framing lumber prices, a sample escalation clause for lumber materials, and resources for members to take action.
Lumber Prices Trending Downward but Still High

Since mid-April, lumber prices have soared nearly 120% but are down roughly 20% since mid-September. The price peak and subsequent gradual decline appear to have coincided with recent actions by NAHB.

Based on the lumber price trend over the past six months, NAHB’s ongoing efforts appear to be working. But the battle is far from over.
2020 General Election
VOTE: November 3rd

In-person polls will be open, however, if you'd rather avoid contact with others, you can easily request an absentee ballot.
Donate Today!
Invest in Good Government

View the WBA's top 5 recommendations for how to support pro-housing public officials in Wisconsin and on the national stage.
Education
Learning more about the construction industry, each other, and business in general.
NAHB International Builders’ Show Going Virtual
NAHB’s Board of Directors voted Oct. 9, 2020 to cancel the in-person International Builders’ Show, which had been scheduled to take place in Orlando in February. Ultimately, the health and safety risk to attendees, exhibitors and staff, as well as trends that made it impossible to produce a signature event experience. NAHB is now putting all of its energy into conducting an outstanding all-virtual event, Feb. 9-12, 2021. Details of the virtual event are coming soon.
Make Sure Your Site is Ready for Service
No one likes timeline shifts, especially when they can be prevented. The team at We Energies wants to remind builders of some helpful hints to best prepare job sites for electric and natural gas service.

Avoid delays and learn how to make sure your site is ready today!
Badger Builder - Now Available
Issue 3 of the Badger Builder has been released. The cover features WABA member Larry Meyer Construction, and the member spotlight includes pieces from Jim Doering (MBA) and Jody Swenson (LABA).
Sponsor Corner
Nonn's Kitchen & Bath Flooring
As an essential business, dedicated to you and your clients, Nonn’s is open and running at full capacity!

During these unprecedented times, we’ve used the creativity and imagination we’re known for to find safe, yet inspiring ways, to work at full capacity! We’re offering private, in-showroom appointments and inspiring virtual consultations for you and your clients, we’re turning around bids as normal, delivering samples, getting products ordered, installing and more.